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  1. Thanks very much Lucian! Those were towards the beginning of my painting interests, probably was 12-16 years old when I started painting, dropped it for maybe 15 or so years and then got back into painting by pure coincidence.
  2. Grenadier Mage Thief from today and yesteryear

    Please feel free! I think it's kind of fun to compare progress. Sometimes we can see people and their progress from one year to the next. In my case, this is a 30 year gap!
  3. Classic Orc Standard Bearer

    Another excellent job! Cool standard!
  4. Classic Orc w/ Bow

    Very nice, extremely clean paint job!
  5. Ral Partha Shadowrun Feathered Serpent 10-861 (all metal)

    So I'm hoping this means you're going to start painting it as well?
  6. Thanks very much! Yes, my eye painting technique wasn't too advanced back then. It used to just be paint the whites, then some color of dot in the middle if you could hit it and I always did the eyes as the very last thing on the miniature. Nowadays I do the walnut brown dot, then white over it, then walnut brown dot, then if I can a color dot over the walnut brown. The crazy and odd thing is that back then I thought I was doing a pretty awesome job, which as I look back I've certainly improved, but at this moment when I think I'm doing a "pretty awesome job", how colored is that with my own skewed self-conception of the work I do? One always improves, can always do better, and always seems to find a way to enjoy ones own work I guess and is blinded by ones own parameters. If in 30 more years if I'm still painting or even alive, how would that miniature thirty years hence compare to what I've just finished?
  7. So here is another one in my little series of old and new. I was actually going to post this yesterday as well, but I didn't have a good front shot. So this is a Grenadier Elf or Half Elf fighter, from their twenty-piece woodlands adventure box. I painted this figure way back in the eighties to be one of my player characters Renny back in the day when we played D&D at Star Realm in Omaha. Back then there was a buy named Bill if I remember correctly from Offutt who was our DM, another guy, I think Roy, and then another random assortment of teenagers. and a shot from behind, where you'll see there's lots of grass stuck to the base. I think I just didn't wait long enough for his sealant on the base to dry before I stuck him into the grass. I always paint the base black again and then seal, because I will have ultimately made a mess all over the base while painting it. Not too worried though, these are being painted just for fun. and here's the front shot I was missing yesterday, where you can see a bit of difference in the shield and face: and then just some shots of them in the same photo: So there you have them, a small journey into my adolescent past, up to my current almost 50 year old self, who as per my beautiful wife, is still probably somehow stuck back in the past with my fascination for "muñequitos". Like I mentioned in my previous posts I've got a few more of these yet to be started, that I'll probably do when I'm "between projects". Anyhoos, enjoy!
  8. Ral Partha/Hackmaster Gnome Fighter

    He's done lots of sculpts for lots of companies and I really like his style of sculpting, it's angular and always recognizable as his work. And the sad thing is I know absolutely nothing about him, haven't ever been able to find information or interviews. I just know he's been sculpting for a very long time.
  9. So I started a little project in which I have five or six figures, old Grenadiers, that I painted when I was a teenager in the eighties. I found new copies of them and have started doing comparative paint jobs, ones from the eighties and my new job from 2017. I did my first one, Frito the thief: and now I'm doing one for a Grenadier thief mage, which I think came in one of their old Grenadier paint kits. So here is the version from this century: to compare him against my original version, painted somewhere between 1980-1986: and then here they are together: In this particular figure I tried to use mostly the same color scheme, with a few exceptions. I changed the color of the flame and tried to create a "vial" hanging on his belt, which I don't know how well it worked, but it's kind of my first attempt at liquids and bottles. With his dart bandolier on his bicep, I gave that a bit of color too. Anyhow, enjoy, I'll have another one done tomorrow, and a few more in the wings, a monk, cleric, and a wererat at the very least...
  10. Ral Partha/Hackmaster Gnome Fighter

    Thanks! I do really like the Hackmaster series, a few unusual figures for its time, a female dwarf cleric with a beard, some pixies, a female gnome illusionist, as well as other archetypical figures. Lots of them were sculpted by Jim Johnson, who I think is a great and hugely prolific sculptor of his time.
  11. Ral Partha/Hackmaster Gnome Fighter

    Totally agree with this, makes you think he yanked it off of what was available at that moment because it just happened to be there!
  12. Ral Partha/Hackmaster Gnome Fighter

    So here's an old Hackmaster figure that Jim Johnson sculpted quite a many years ago. I really like it a lot, gives me the feeling with the pick axe of somebody going into a cave for an adventure. I kind of wonder about the shield, as it kind of reminds me of a submarine door, but ultimately it's a pretty cool part of the figure as well. Ral Partha just re-released it with a bunch of other old Hackmaster figures as well!
  13. 77596 Sandy the Mummy Bones

    Thanks guys! I actually ended up picking up Esme the Witch as well. It was one of those cases that I had to spend at least five bucks to use my card and one teeny weeny Bones figure just wasn't enough. So hopefully some day I'll get her painted as well. It really was fun to paint this little mini and I was able to slog him out in one night of work, which for me is almost unheard of.
  14. Vintage Grenadier lead Werejackal

    Very nice Pingo, beautiful old school score!